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Schedule for Indy Conference

Water Clock, Children's Museum of Indianapolis

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis Thursday, June 25, 2015 All events are confirmed. Updates to the schedule, however, will be clearly noted. 4 – 6 p.m. — Registration (check-in time for The Alexander is 3 p.m.) 3 – 5 — NSNC board meeting 6 – 9 — Optional group dinner at Scotty’s Brewhouse, meet in lobby…

Looking for Auction Items

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis Groucho: I’ll show you how to make some real money. I’m gonna hold an auction in a little while at Cocoanut Manor. You know what an auction is, don’t you? Chico: Sure. I come over from Italy on the Atlantic Auction. Groucho: (pause) Let’s go ahead as if nothing happened. I…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

1909 poster advertising the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (which opened in 1909). Public domain

NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis By Michelle Freed 2015 Conference Committee National Society of Newspaper Columnists Writers are a work in progress. Always. Times change, perspectives adjust, and the quest for that perfect sentence or paragraph never ends. As Ernest Hemingway said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”…

Hoosier Youngest to Receive Rogers Honor

NSNC's Will Rogers Humanitarian Award statuette

Will Rogers Humanitarian Award An award-winning writer from The Indianapolis Star has been chosen to receive the 2015 Will Rogers Humanitarian Award at the annual conference of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Marisa Kwiatkowski, an investigative reporter covering social services, will be recognized for her outstanding work on behalf of children. In nominating her…

History of NSNC Through My T-Shirts

you, the columnist By Dave Lieber Dallas Morning News columnist I’m so excited about seeing everybody at the 2015 Indianapolis National Society of Newspaper Columnists conference that I started going through my wardrobe. What to wear? So many NSNC related T-shirts. Then I realized, I could tell the story of our group through my T-shirts. (Hey,…

Pyle Scholar Speaks on 70th Anniversary of Death

Ernie Pyle is at center. Photo courtesy Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation

Remarks of Owen V. Johnson, Ph.D., for delivery at the 70th anniversary commemoration of the death of Ernie Pyle, near his grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl Crater, Hawaii, April 18, 2015. Johnson is a professor emeritus of journalism at Indiana University, which the noted war correspondent, an Indiana native, attended.…